Officials to discuss school board plans

HARFORD COUNTY DIGEST

June 10, 2007

Harford County Council President Billy Boniface and Del. Barry Glassman, chairman of the county's General Assembly delegation, have scheduled a joint public hearing with their respective groups to discuss making the county school board an elected body rather than an appointed one.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in County Council chambers, 212 S. Bond St., Bel Air.

Information: 410-638-3343.

Road closing panel to meet Thursday

The Harford County Road Closing Committee will hold a public hearing on the closing of Gilbert Road at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Harford County Council Chambers, 212 S. Bond St., Bel Air.

The proposed closing is at Gilbert Road at the state right-of-way at Route 22 and the southern end of the right-of-way of the proposed Center Field Drive.

Comments from the public will be heard.

For those who cannot attend the hearing, written comments may be sent by Wednesday to: Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering and Construction, 212 S. Bond St., third floor, Bel Air 21014.

Plats and plans for the proposed closing may be reviewed during business hours at the Department of Public Works at 212 S. Bond St.

Information: 410-638-3548.

Disabilities panel has two vacancies

The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is accepting applications to fill two vacancies, both of which require the applicant to be a county resident with a disability.

The 16-member volunteer commission deals with issues affecting individuals with disabilities.

The commission was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disabled community in Harford County. Members are appointed by the county executive, with the approval of the County Council.

Deadline for applications is July 20.

Information: 410-638-3373 or disability@harfordcounty md.gov.

Md. funds upgrade to wastewater plant

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $1.47 million state supplemental grant increase for Elkton to upgrade the Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The project involves upgrading the existing wastewater treatment plant to improve nutrient removal.

The goal is to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations. The upgraded facility should show a 79 percent decrease in nitrogen levels and a 86 percent decrease in phosphorus levels for effluent entering the Big Elk River and Chesapeake Bay.

The plant processes 2.7 million gallons of wastewater per day.

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